Bolt Expands Ride-hailing Service to Umuahia and Abakaliki, Now in 24 States

Bolt Expands Ride-hailing Service to Umuahia and Abakaliki, Now in 24 Nigerian States

Ride-hailing company, Bolt has announced the launch of its e-hailing service in Ebonyi and Abia as it continues to expand across Nigeria.

The company revealed this in a Twitter post via its official handle.

This follows its expansion into Ado-Ekiti and Bauchi states in January.

Bolt is unveiling its e-hailing service starting with Abakaliki in Ebonyi state and Umuahia in Abia state. Riders in each of the two cities will now be able to book rides on the Bolt app starting today.

The e-hailing company says that riders in Umuahia and Abakaliki can get up to N1,000 discount on their trips by using the codes BOLTUMUAHIA and BOLTABAKALIKI respectively.

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With its latest expansion, Bolt’s e-hailing service is now present in 24 Nigerian states including Abia, Ebonyi, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Uyo, Calabar, Kano, Abeokuta, Enugu, Ibadan and Benin City.

The company had in February revealed that it was operational in 22 states across Nigeria and continues to scale its service across the country.

Bolt is in 22 states across Nigeria! 14 more & we’d be everywhere you go (sorry @mtnng).

Bolt vis Twitter

Recall that Bolt recently raised $24 million funding and had closed $200 million in a Series D round led by D1 Capital Partners last year. These were clear indications that the ride-hailing company was going on an expansion spree in countries including Nigeria.

Currently, Bolt finds itself at the centre of controversy with its driver-partners in Nigeria who have undertaken a boycott in protest against low trip fares and unfavourable working conditions.

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